Ants, ants, ants… Ants are Nashville’s biggest problem pest. Even do-it-yourself folks fall short when attempting to eliminate these pesky, persistent little creatures.
Ants are social insects, live in colonies, and enter your home to find food. Ants will feed on practically every kind of food, but the ones entering your home are primarily looking for sweets and protein. If you have had an ant problem, chances are you felt frustrated and overwhelmed in trying to get rid of the problem. Ants can get the best of even the most seasoned, knowledgeable professional.
One of the most time intensive (and elusive), but important part of the treatment process is the inspection. It’s imperative to study the ants. Put on your Crime Scene Investigation gear and look for trails, patterns, water sources, water damage, leaks, food sources. Depending on where the ant problem area is in your home, you may want to pay special attention to possible nesting areas including electrical face plates, waterlines, door frames, window panes, AC vents, crown molding, baseboards, dishwashers, and food containers, On the outside of your home, pay close attention to trailing and nesting under splash blocks, landscape and mulch beds, trees, firewood, porch columns, fire place base, cracks in brick and wood, weep holes, etc.
As far as treating for ants, at All-American Pest, we usually get our best results with baits. We use a combination of materials to zap the persistent household ant. But, in Nashville, our weapon of choice would be a bait.
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All-American’s perimeter pest control program targets ant problems and then sets up an invisible barrier outside your home that keeps pests from getting back in. To schedule a free home evaluation, Give us a call!